“The Green Hills of Antrim”


"Oh, dark was the day when I sailed from Cushleake And crossed the wild ocean, my fortune to seek." The singer's new land has beautiful birds and high mountains, but he misses home and Mary Machree "where the green hills of Antrim sweep down to the sea"

Cross references


  1. SHenry H606, p. 208, "The Green Hills of Antrim" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, HHH606


Author: Words: Canon Barnes
Earliest date: 1935 (Sam Henry collection)
Found in: Ireland